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TITLE: I May Not Cause Pain (5th of 6)
TEXT: Romans 13:8-10
PROPOSITION: While doing good, we must not cause pain.
  1. The fifth phrase for our prayers is - “that I may not cause pain”
  2. Of course, we want to do good. But, sometimes the result is painful.
  3. Our intent was honorable, but our actions are not.
  4. The intent of every surgeon is to do good and inflict little harm.
  5. Romans 13:8-10 - Love does no harm

To myself
  1. In trying to do good, we sometimes hurt ourselves.
  2. Surgeon seeks to help and inflict as little pain as possible.
  3. We bite our nose to spite our face.
  4. Met old friend, “How is your wife?” “She died and went to heaven.”
  5. Friend says, I'm sorry. No, I'm happy. No, I'm surprised.
  6. we try to make it better - it gets worse.
  7. First thing to do if you find yourself in a hole - STOP DIGGING.

In raising children
  1. Colossians 3:21 - Do not provoke your children, become discouraged
  2. Ephesians 6:4 - Do not provoke, bring up in nurture of the Lord

In correcting a brother in sin
  1. Galatians 6:1 - Restore in meekness, considering yourself
  2. James 5:19-20 - Save a soul from death, hid multitude of sins

In discipline (disfellowship a brother)
  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15 - Not enemy, brother in sin
  2. 2 Corinthians 2:4-9 - Confirm love, forgive, and accept him back

Teaching the lost
  1. Ephesians 4:15 - Speak the truth, in love

In your conduct, speech, behavior
  1. Colossians 4:6 - With grace, seasoned with salt
  2. Philippians 1:27 - conduct be worthy of the gospel

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